Gurgaon based Babul Bhatt’s curiosity towards art was evident from a young age. He used to scribble on books, walls and news-papers, whatever crossed his young mind.
Art always featured predominantly in his thoughts. With the passing years, this focus enabled him to move away from the monoto-nous humdrum of life to under-take something more interesting and creative. Photography was the off shoot of this fascination and he soon invested in a point and shoot camera – SONY DSC-P1. While still understanding the finer nuances of the art, he began to seriously consider and understand the techniques of composition.
After mastering the same, he made the transition to Digital SLRs. Currently, he shoots with a 12-megapixel Nikon D300 SLR camera, and his accessories includes Sigma 10-20mm Ultra Wide f/4.0 for landscapes and cityscapes, Nikon 18 – 55mm f/3.5, Nikon 70 – 300mm VRII f/4.0 Mid-Telephoto Lens, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens for portraits, and Sigma 105mm Macro f/2.8 for extreme close ups. The Manfrotto Tripod is a part of his gear that he refuses to part with.
This passionate photographer, professionally works with the Telecom/IT sector, and is currently the General Manager of a leading Telecom company. His job profile provided him with enough opportunities to travel across countries. This was an added benefit that enabled him to seriously pursue travel photography.
He specialises in landscapes and cityscapes in the blue hour and in low light situations using long exposures/slow shutter speeds. He for one effectively makes use of the High Dynamic Range technique, commonly referred to as HDR. This technique involves shooting multiple frames of different exposure values and then merging them into one photograph. This technique allows accurate representation of the light intensity or derive an exposure which is similar to a real life situation. He is of the opinion that photography keeps him connected to his idiosyncrasies.
Recently, one of his pictures – Temple of Mirrors was shortlisted in the top 10 images of the ‘Architecture Category’ at the Sony World Photography Awards 2012. What is credit worthy is that the image was selected from over 52,323 entries received from 171 countries. For more of his work visit www.babulbhatt.com
Taj at Sunset
Serenity in Wales
His Favorite Photograph
Having grown up reading National Geographic magazines, I was always fascinated with night photography, especially with traffic trails and lit up buildings. When I had the opportunity to get back to Singapore after almost 8 long years, it was a magical experience for me to shoot stunning night portraits. It was so hectic that I ended up sleeping only 4 hours in those two and half days of my stay in the city.
In fact, shooting the Singapore cityscapes, while standing atop the 47th floor of a skyscraper was a dream come true. Even though it was quite scary to look down from the top, the city looked absolutely spectacular. I feel this picture showcases the beauty and perfectly complements it to the T.
Singapore from a height